Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Girly Girls

I had an idea I wanted to make life-size doll quilts for my granddaughters.  I taped several pieces of paper together and began to draw.  I painted their faces with acrylic paint onto fabric then used fusible web to put the body and skirt on the fabric.  The overall design was raw-edged appliqued. 

I had put so much effort into making these quilts for the girls that I went ahead and finished them completely even though I didn't like them once they were finished.  I think what bothers me most is the white background.  The doll figure would  look better, I believe, on a solid color other than white.

The girls loved their quilts, though, and since it was a cold and rainy day, they enjoyed snuggling under their girly quilts while we played games and watched movies. 

I think I will try this again, but instead of trying to make such a young girl, I will worry less about open eyes and lips and go for a more sleek and modern design. 

What do you think?

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